Diana and Endymion
Period : Late VXIIth century
Dimensions : 300 x 200 cm ; 10 x 7 ft
Condition report : Perfect
The tapestry represents the goddess Diana recognizable to his bow and crown adorned with a moon. Huntress finds her lover Endymion. They are both represented on "verdure" background.
Diana / Selene is the personification of the moon; She is represented as a young and beautiful woman who travels the sky in a chariot drawn by two horses. She is famous for her love affairs, especially with the handsome shepherd Endymion who gave her fifty daughters… Diana and Selene are the same goddess, one in the daytime version and another night version. Diane is the chaste version of Selene, the sensual version of the goddess.